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Vistara takes delivery of its first Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner aircraft

The new aircraft is the first of the six that Vistara has purchased from Boeing

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

Boeing 787 Dreamliner
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took the delivery of its first wide-body 787-9 Dreamliner plane on Friday, making it the first Indian airline to fly this aircraft.

The plane, which has the registration number VT-TSD, will depart from the facility here at 2 pm (local time) on Friday and land in Delhi at 2 pm (local time) on Saturday, officials said here.

The new aircraft is the first of the six that has purchased from

The second Dreamliner aircraft is currently on the production line and will be delivered soon.

Vistara's Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft comes with 299 seats in a three-class cabin configuration, giving customers a choice of business, premium economy and economy cabins.

The aircraft features lie-flat business class seats in a 1-2-1 configuration that gives a direct aisle access to each business class passenger and a separate premium economy cabin that offers seats in a 2-3-2 configuration.

The aircraft has in-seat televisions in all three cabins with a high-definition (HD) display, powered by Panasonic as well as in-flight WiFi internet connectivity onboard long-haul international flights, officials stated.

It would make Vistara the first airline to offer WiFi service in India.

First Published: Fri, February 28 2020. 07:42 IST
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